Katee the Koala, was on hand at Brisbane to welcome the first passengers on Malaysia Airlines’ reinstatement of the Australian airport on its route map. The new flights, which began on 6 June, will provide more than annual 120,000 seats to/from Brisbane.
- Malaysia Airlines, for the first time since 2015, will serve Brisbane (BNE) from its Kuala Lumpur (KUL) hub. Operating four times weekly from 6 June on A330-300s, the 6,436-kilometre route faces no direct competition. Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport CEO and MD said: “This is not a new partnership we’re celebrating today, Malaysia Airlines has been a part of the Brisbane Airport family since 1972, so today’s re-launch is about rekindling a very strong, long-term partnership and celebrating future success and opportunities between Queensland and Malaysia.”